2020 Groundskeeper (lite duty) (Seasonal)
CVS Health
 Chicago Loop, IL

Job Description

Pay rate $12.00 hour.  Typical schedule is 20 hours per week.  As a seasonal groundskeeper, you will assist in creating Brookfield Zoo's beautiful picture perfect setting in every season by performing a variety of grounds duties and functions such as general park clean-up, paper picking, recyclables removal, raking, etc. Your friendly demeanor and pleasant smile will contribute to creating an extraordinary guest experience as Groundskeepers work in public areas and may interact with guests to provide general information on park schedules and activities.

Brookfield Zoo's beautiful park like setting has an amazing 216 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds providing our guests with colorful native plants surrounding Roosevelt Fountain, shrub sculptured animals outlining our formal pool, and entrances decorated with a variety of plants, flowers and trees to welcome our over 2 million guests each year. Our grounds team is also responsible for the Zoo's wetland exhibit in Dragonfly Marsh, Hamill Family Play Zoo's sensory garden, and approximately 110 different species of trees and woody plants.

Position Requirements and Specifications

As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, this position highly prefers flexible availability to work any 5 days out of any 7 days each week with work shifts that are generally during the hours that Brookfield Zoo is open. From Memorial Day – Labor Day the Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (Sundays until 7:30 p.m.). After Labor Day until Memorial Day the weekend weekday hours vary from 9:30/10:00 a.m. – 5:00/6:00 p.m. During special events, the Zoo may be open until 9:00/10:00 p.m.This position requires flexible availability to work non-standard hours including holidays and weekends. For this position, you must be at least 16 years of age. This is a temporary (seasonal) position.

The requirements for this position include:


  • Minimum 16 years of age.

  • Minimum two years of high school required.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required.

  • Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.

  • Must be able to work non-standard hours such as weekends and holidays.
The preferred qualifications: 


  • Previous groundskeeping or horticultural experience desirable.

  • Multilingual ability and Spanish fluency a plus.
Additional Information:  Seasonal Groundskeepers must supply their own steel-toed work boots, which must be worn at all times when working.

Additional Information

This requisition is for a position with an anticipated start date in April 2020.

 

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Schedule Details

As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, this position highly prefers flexible availability to work any 5 days out of any 7 days each week with work shifts that are generally during the hours that Brookfield Zoo is open. From Memorial Day – Labor Day the Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (Sundays until 7:30 p.m.). After Labor Day until Memorial Day the weekend & weekday hours vary from 9:30/10:00 a.m. – 5:00/6:00 p.m. During special events, the Zoo may be open until 9:00/10:00 p.m. This position requires flexible availability to work non-standard hours including holidays and weekends.

Job Location

Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo

Zip Code

60513

Department

Grounds

Group

Plant & Facilities

Union Status

Union

Work Shift

Any 5 out of 7 days/week